Rochester Cathedral Chorister to join Aled Jones in St Paul’s Cathedral

Temi Lasekan (12) from the Rochester Cathedral Choir will be joining other cathedral choristers from around the UK to boost St Paul’s Cathedral choir in the first concert  designed to kick-start a £10m fund to safeguard the 1,400 year-old  cherished tradition of music making.

The choristers will travel to London for the concert on April 27, to be hosted by Aled Jones by Alexander Armstrong.

Temi said, “I am very excited to be going to London for this concert.”  Choristers are rehearsing pieces such as Handel’s Zadok the Priest composed for King George II in 1727, Sir Hubert Parry’s anthem of 1902 I was Glad, and a new work specially composed by the 39-year-old former cathedral chorister Philip Stopford.

The concert is being organised by the Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM) as part of several nation-wide events to commemorate the 60th year of its founding in St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London, in 1956.  It also marks the launch of FCM’s Diamond Fund for Choristers which will be announcing its first grant at the concert.


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